A Missouri House committee is expanding its investigation into Republican Gov. Eric Greitens and will make recommendations about whether to pursue impeachment.
Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson said Wednesday that any recommendations on disciplinary action will come after the May 18 end of the regular legislative session. He says lawmakers will take steps to call themselves into a special session.
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That means any legislative action also could come after Greitens’ criminal trial on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking and transmitting a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman in 2015. That trial is to start May 14.
According to CNBC. the woman testified that “Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens initiated a physically aggressive unwanted sexual encounter” with her.
CNBC reports: The graphic report details multiple instances in which the woman said Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed, shoved and called her derogatory names during a series of sexual encounters as he was preparing to run for office in 2015. The testimony contradicts Greitens’ previous assertions that “there was no violence” and “no threat of violence” in what he has described as a consensual extramarital affair.
Greitens said at a news conference Wednesday that the committee’s report is “full of lies” and is part of a “political witch hunt.”
The committee has five Republicans and two Democrats.